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Breaking: INEC Declares City Boy, Tinubu Winner

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the City Boy of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been declared winner of the presidential election.
The declaration was made by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, in the early hours of Wednesday at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, venue of the collation of results.
Tinubu, he said, recorded a total of 8,794,726 votes to emerge winner of the election.
Tinubu’s closest rival is Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who recorded 6,984,520 votes, while Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, came third with 6,101,533 votes.
Declaring Tinubu winner of the election, the INEC chairman said: “I, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, hereby certify that I am the returning officer for the 2023 general election. The election was contested.
“That Tinubu  of the APC, having certified the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned.”
Other contestants for the nation’s highest post are Rabiu Kwankwas of the New Nigeria Peoples Party; Omoyele Sowore, Africa Action Congress; Dumebi Kachikwu of the African Democratic Congress; Adewole Adebayo, Social Democratic Party; Malik Ado-Ibrahim, Young Progressive Party; Prof Christopher Imumulen, Accord Party; Kola Abiola, People’s Redemption Party; Prof Peter Umeadi, All Progressives Grand Alliance; and Hamza Al-Mustapha, Action Alliance.
Others are Sani Yusuf, Action Democratic Party; Nnnadi Osita, Action Peoples Party; Oluwafemi Adenuga, Boot Party; Yusuf Mamman Dan Talle, Allied Peoples Movement; Osakwe Felix Johnson, National Rescue Movement; and Nwanyanwu Daniel Daberechukwu, Zenith Labour Party.

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